My sister's baby shower was Saturday, and it was so much fun!
It's so nice having my sister around the family again and seeing her happy and healthy.
I feel like I have my sister back! This baby is an answer to my prayers and has been such a blessing already, and she's not even born yet!
After highschool, Mindy started hanging with the wrong crowd, and then when my dad died, she just spiraled down from there. She got more and more into drugs and involved with the wrong people. I watched her change right before my eyes. She turned into a completely different person-she wasn't the sister I knew. Growing up, we were best friends-she was the one I talked to about everything and who always made me laugh!
She stopped coming around the family, and whenever I did see her it just made me sad. She always had this empty look in her eyes, I guess from whatever drugs she was on. For so long, I felt like I really didn't even have a sister anymore.
For the last 5 years, she's lived with a guy who was just not good for her. I knew that as long as she was with him, she would never get her life on track, she would never get off drugs, and she would never get a job. And even though she wasn't doing the really bad stuff she had done in the past, I knew she was not completely off of everything because she just still wasn't her normal self. She got really skinny and just didn't look good at all.
I prayed and prayed for God every day to do something to get her away from her boyfriend and the environment she was in. Eventually, she split with her boyfriend(as she had on and off several times before)and moved in with my mom. Well, then God sure did do something drastic to answer my prayers! Her getting pregnant was the only thing that would get her to break away from her boyfriend for good.
When Mindy first found out she was pregnant, her emotions were all over the place. At first she didn't want to keep the baby and she talked about not wanting to even live herself. She was really having a hard time with it, especially with coming off of the prescription drugs she was on.
But in the last few months, I have seen her attitude change drastically. Without all the drugs, she is a different person. She is back to her normal, funny, goofy self that I missed so much! Mom's accident and Mindy having to help her with her recovery at home has also been a really a good distraction for her from her own issues and emotions.
Now she is so excited and can't wait for the baby to get here!
God answers prayers. He is good!